Event

2023 Jan 30

Research Seminar: Academic Science and Corporate Innovation

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Belfer L1 Weil Town Hall, HKS / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Seungryul Ryan Shin, Post-Doctoral Researcher at Cornell University.

Abstract:  This study examines how academic science shapes the dynamics of corporate innovation. An experiment that as-good-as-randomly exposes academic science to corporate inventors reveals that such exposure increases the corporate inventors’ science-based inventions...

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2023 Jan 23

Research Seminar: Author Location & Attention on Open Science Platforms / Evidence from COVID-19 Preprints

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Belfer L1 Weil Town Hall, HKS / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Megan MacGarvie,  Associate Professor, Boston University/Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research

Abstract: Online platforms such as preprint servers have become an important way to disseminate new scientific knowledge prior to peer review. However, little is known about how attention to preprints may vary...

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2022 Nov 28

Research Seminar: Electoral Turnovers

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Hall (Belfer L1) / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Vincent Pons, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

Abstract: In most national elections, voters face a key choice between continuity and change. Electoral turnovers occur when the incumbent candidate or party fails to...

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2022 Dec 01

Export Diversification Strategy: The Case of Knowledge-Intensive Services in Costa Rica

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wexner 434 AB, Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Andres Valenciano, John F. Kennedy Fellow, HKS MC/MPA '23

Moderator: Alejandro Rueda-Sanz...

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2022 Nov 21

Why Follow the Fed? Monetary Policy in Times of US Tightening

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Hall (Belfer L1) / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Gonzalo Huertas, Economist, International Monetary Fund

Abstract: I conduct interviews with 32 Central Bankers from Emerging Markets and present five unifying themes that explain their behavior when reacting to a U.S. monetary tightening. I then estimate the impulse response functions of their two main monetary tools, the policy rate...

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2022 Nov 14

Heterogeneous Trade Agreements: Evidence from Apparel Trade

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Dr. Raymond Robertson, Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, Professor, and Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M

Abstract: In this paper, we revisit and assess the heterogeneous effects of RTAs on trade flows. Using the...

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2022 Nov 07

Reversing Fortunes of German Regions, 1926–2019: Boon and Bane of Early Industrialization?

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Sebastian Braun, Professor of Economics, University of Bayreuth

Abstract: This paper shows that 19th-century industrialization is an important determinant of the...

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2022 Nov 08

Development Talk: Culture, Psychology and Economic Development

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 414 AB / Zoom

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Joseph Henrich, Ruth Moore Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Moderator: ...

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2022 Oct 31

The Impact of Automation and the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Labor Market and the Causes of the Great Resignation

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Hall (Belfer L1) / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: R. Maria del Rio Chanona, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Abstract: In the first part of this talk, we present a non-equilibrium and data-driven network model for understanding how workers adapt to changes in labor demand. In this model, workers move through an empirically derived occupational mobility network in response to...

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2022 Nov 02

Development Talk: Political Favoritism and Regime Stability - Why Bad Policy is Almost Always Good Politics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

T-520 Allison Dining Room, Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Speakers:
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Silver Professor; Professor of Politics, New York University
...

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2022 Oct 24

Hyperspecialization and Hyperscaling: A Resource-based Theory of the Digital Firm

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Gianluigi Giustiziero, Assistant Professor of Strategy, IE Business School

Abstract: Digital firms tend to be both narrow in their vertical scope and large in their scale. We explain this phenomenon through a theory about how attributes of firms’ resource bundles impact their scale and specialization. We posit that highly...

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2022 Oct 31

Development Talk: The Role of Business in South Africa's Future

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wexner 434 AB, Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. This event is co-sponsored by Harvard's Center for African Studies. 

Speaker: Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa

Moderator: Soraya Mohideen, Harvard South Africa Fellow, HKS Mid-Career MPA '23

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2022 Oct 17

The Value of Skills: New Evidence From Apprenticeship Plans

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Hall (Belfer L1) / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Project on Workforce at Harvard University.

Speaker: Christina LangerPhD candidate at KU...

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2022 Oct 19

Development Talk: Gambling on Development / The Role of Local Elites in a Growth-based Future

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government

Moderator: Clement Brenot, Research Manager, Growth Lab

Prof. Dercon's latest book, Gambling on Development: Why some countries win and others lose  ...

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